Joyce Scott has been called the “Queen of Beadwork.” She is also a weaver, writer, and performance artist who performs solo and as one of the two members of the Thunder Thighs Revue. She attended the Maryland Institute College of Art and the Instituto Allende, Mexico. Descended from several generations of quilters and craft artists, Scott’s work is informed by her African American ancestry. Her intricate beadwork takes on social justice issues such as sexism, racial and class struggles, and genocide. In 2000, The Baltimore Museum of Art presented her 30-year retrospective.